Pão de Queijo

    20 min

    Pao de Queijo is a Brazilian cheese bread made with tapioca flour. They’re puffy and chewy, like Japanese mocha, and perfect finger food, great for dipping! This Brazil recipe is really simple and will not take you long at all. This recipe is also great for coeliacs as tapioca flour is gluten-free.

    Yorkshire, England, UK
    36 people made this

    Makes: 16 Pão de Queijo

    • 1 egg
    • 175g tapioca flour
    • 80ml olive oil
    • 160ml milk
    • 65g grated cheese
    • 1tsp salt to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and grease a cupcake tray.
    2. Put all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth to create your batter. This recipe is quite simple so feel free to experiment by adding herbs and spices to the mix.
    3. Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake tray and then bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until the batter has puffed up and they are slightly brown on top. Leave them to cool.

    Use for leftovers

    Once made, the batter will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

    Drink pairing

    Perfect with a caipirinha!

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    So easy to make since I just put all the ingredients in the magimix - I didn't add anything this time but will be making again and want to try sundried tomatoes and basil.  -  14 May 2011


    Something else. I added a sprinkling of tarragon to my original recipe and oh boy did it work!  -  29 Mar 2011


    I've made these a few times now and I like to add herbs (rosemary and thyme) and/or some mustard powder for a little extra kick. I must make them a little big as the first time I only filled a 12 piece muffin tray and last night I only managed to make it spread to 8 buns! They were a little large, but still taste good! Something gluten free that tastes good, it's amazing!  -  11 Nov 2015